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Laurie

What are some good exercises that people with aspergers excel in? It's really hard for me to get motivated to exercise. I started doing tae Kwon do but I'm not that good because I'm not really coordinated. I want something that I excel in and provide me a routine 

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Eliza

Anything aerobic. My problem is getting motivated enough to get up and move!

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Nesf

I like walking to look for mushrooms, or cycling or swimming. I need to have some kind of goal or target to reach to motivate myself, or I can't get motivated.

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HalfFull

I do Nordic Walking which with the right trainer could actually be a route towards better co-ordination.

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Sanctuary

There are good suggestions above. Probably individual forms of exercise best suit Aspies although in some cases group activities and sport can work well. Running can be a good choice and it allows you to listen to music at the same time if you find that helpful. Cycling might be an option. Weight-training / lifting might be good if the aim is to build up strength. Walking can be good exercise, especially if other forms of exercise seem daunting.

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Gone away

I've enjoyed cycling and running in the past. Indoors ... largely I just make up my own short exercises or copy ideas of the internet. I like doing things that improve balance

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Miss Chief
On 05/11/2017 at 4:03 PM, Sanctuary said:

There are good suggestions above. Probably individual forms of exercise best suit Aspies although in some cases group activities and sport can work well. Running can be a good choice and it allows you to listen to music at the same time if you find that helpful. Cycling might be an option. Weight-training / lifting might be good if the aim is to build up strength. Walking can be good exercise, especially if other forms of exercise seem daunting.

I have a waterproof MP3 player for swimming ;) 

I thought swimming was good because it's kind of solo as in it isn't a team thing even if others are around they don't bother you and co-ordination is easier in water... you can't fall over etc ;) 

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Melanie222

I also like swimming and do yoga from time to time. Also I started doing exercises at home not long ago. In order to motivate myself, I find workout challenges on the Internet and follow them day after day. I should say, this web site provides me with some exercises and explains me what nutrition is the best for me during the process. 

P.S. I love the idea of waterproof MP3 player for swimming! Thanks or sharing!

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Miss Chief
14 hours ago, Melanie222 said:

I also like swimming and do yoga from time to time. Also I started doing exercises at home not long ago. In order to motivate myself, I find workout challenges on the Internet and follow them day after day. I should say, this web site provides me with some exercises and explains me what nutrition is the best for me during the process. 

Thank you for sharing the site :)

14 hours ago, Melanie222 said:

P.S. I love the idea of waterproof MP3 player for swimming! Thanks or sharing!

You are very welcome, I didn't actually spend much on it either, there are expensive options but if you just want a cheap one then there are lots of options just search Amazon for Waterproof MP3 (that link is Amazon.co.uk as I'm in the UK but I am sure your local version has equivalents) :D  I figured even if it only lasts 3 years it is cheap enough to replace. You can get an iPod waterproofed but it costs a lot of money and it's not guaranteed for very long so I went with cheap and easily replaceable ;) 

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